Hypoxic Writing: 

I think arguably the biggest lesson I’ve self-taught myself is to find joy in everything that I do and also to never hate something a first glance. While people usually have a specific moment they recall or a person who taught them this, this lesson came upon me gradually until it hit me. In the early 2020s, I found myself often being a spiteful and hateful person for no reason whatsoever. This would lead to some conflict with my friends, or rather me being ashamed or embarrassed of myself in some way. While I would never cause any harm or do anything that would seem malicious, I can see from other people’s reactions that it wasn’t a good lifestyle to have. After a realization I had eventually, I would tell myself constantly to change in a better way. I saw someone say recently that manifesting and personal affirmations work, but I think it’s just a combination of telling yourself to do something and then having the motivation to eventually do something. Through these self-inflicted changes, I found myself going from being known as someone who was too blunt at times, to people close to me describing me as becoming a 180 of my past self, for those who saw how riled up I would get, to people who would come to know me after my change describing me as “chill” or something as a good listener. I think that I have grown into a character who has found something in everything to cherish and adore, rather than a person who always finds the flaws and is constantly looking for arguments. While I often still see things I’d rather not, I have learned to keep them to myself in a way. For example, being a nerd in listening to music over the years has made me pretty critical of music that in my opinion is uninspired, a word I use a lot for describing songs and artists. While I make it clear that to me, the music is not interesting at all, I try my hardest not to force a friend or someone to listen to what I am listening to as I recognize that my taste is vastly different from theirs, and I don’t force them to listen to what I do.


The forms of writing I completed in ENG 2100 were 3 essays; a narrative essay on the first day, an analytical essay based on a picture of our choosing, and a research paper on any topic of our choosing paired with a presentation on said paper. My favorite of the 3 was most likely the analysis essay as choosing any picture we wanted was a fun task as we could choose a picture we had a deep connection with and just go in depth about its features and meaning to us. My goals for this class are to enhance my analysis capabilities, as there is room for improvement even if I did a suitable job, and to get better at managing my work when there are multiple steps to finish. My only problem with last semester was my professor’s lack of urgency and organization, but that has nothing to do with the course. Although based on first impressions, I am looking forward to this course with eagerness as it looks as if things will turn for the better.